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asceticism

[aset′isiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, askein, to exercise
(in psychiatry) a defense mechanism that involves repudiation of all instinctual impulses. The concept is derived from the religious doctrine that material things are evil and only spiritual things are good.
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This notion of askesis as having a constructive function rooted in an elegiac sensibility is suggested in the passage from section XLV, where the "baby new to earth and sky" constructs a subjectivity based on an immediate sense of having lost his connection to the world: "So rounds he to a separate mind / From whence clear memory may begin / As through the frame that binds him in / His isolation grows defined" (The Poems of Tennyson, ed.
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While the habits and exercises of the side view seem to prefer the Greek philosophies emerging out of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and from the later Hellenistic and Imperial periods in Greece's philosophical history, Hadot is clear that the askesis of self-transformation is also central to modern philosophical projects, including those of Renee Descartes and Immanuel Kant.
En el caso de la askesis baumgarteniana la instancia disciplinante que se genera no es ni externa ni puramente simbolica, mas bien es producto sincronico, coetaneo del mismo cuerpo.
In the first place, both the idea and the terminology of exercitium spirituale are attested in early Latin Christianity, well before Ignatius of Loyola, and they correspond to the Greek Christian term askesis.
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Si me he referido a esta dimension de la escritura diaristica, a los posibles impactos de esa askesis antigua en el disciplinado respeto del diarista por la consignacion de la cotidianidad -el profesor Morales insiste bastante en la clausula que Blanchot considera ineludible de estas escrituras: el calendario y su anotacion cotidiana- es porque de algun modo pienso que tambien tiene eco en el trabajo del critico.
50) Lynch's notion of askesis is derived from the work of Michel Foucault and in particular his introduction to The Use of Pleasure (The History of Sexuality), trans.
On the one hand, the moral imperative of higher education has long been connected to a form of emotional austerity that implores academics to favor an austere mode of life in the practice of academic askesis.
It constitutes a spiritual discipline ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) or askesis for artist and viewer alike.
Some of the methods envisioned by Epictetan askesis should prompt us to ask the general question: Can cognitive theorists help themselves to just any possible means of behavior modification, while still claiming that what they are attempting to do is to reshape beliefs?
She notes that "anorexia is described by anorectics themselves as a form of askesis, a discipline of the body for the sake of a 'higher purpose.